Natalia Kills Is Back

Publish Date
Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 11:09AM

Natalia Kills has returned to the spotlight with her husband Willy Moon just over a year after they lost their jobs on The X Factor NZ for bullying a contestant.

The married duo have formed a band together called Cruel Youth, and overnight they released their first music video for their first single together, Mr Watson. It features Kills pouting and looking mournful while singing in a style reminiscent of the late Amy Winehouse.

Watch the video above (explicit language warning).

It's the first we've seen of Kills since her and Moon's outburst on The X Factor NZ against contestant Willy Moon made worldwide headlines and saw the pair sacked as judges.

On Twitter, Kills - who has changed her name to Teddy Sinclair - said she got straight back into songwriting after The X Factor outcry died down, contributing songs to recent albums by Madonna and Rihanna.

She also called the X Factor incident a "publicity stunt resulting in a viral media storm".

"I was subjected to a global witch hunt I couldn't defend myself against due to a wide-reaching legal gagging order," she wrote in February.

During a live broadcast, the pair accused Irvine of ripping off Moon's image. Moon was particularly savage, wondering if Irvine might "stitch someone's skin to your face and kill everyone in the audience".

Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you